Formal Minutes

Wednesday 29th March 2006

Members present:

Mr Geoffrey Hoon, in the Chair

Liz Blackman, Ann Coffey, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Richard Shepherd, Graham Stringer, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Edward Vaizey, Lynda Waltho, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. Oral evidence

Connecting Parliament with the Public: Lord Puttnam CBE, Chair of the Hansard Society Commission on Parliament in the Public Eye, Andrew Lansley CBE, MP, Member of the Commission, Dame Patricia Hodgson DBE, Member of the Commission, and Clare Ettinghausen, Director, Hansard Society gave oral evidence.

2. The Committee's future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 19th April at half-past Nine o'clock.